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[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago (2 children)

People still talk like you?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago (1 children)

So if an instance is defederated from a second, I wouldn't see any cross-posts from the second?

[–] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

I don't read on my phone.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

Haha, I didn't even notice that last part.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

I tried Claude once and it was absolute garbage. Then again, it advertised that it could analyze a .txt document and send me results. It only hallucinated that it could give me results.

Update: I'm using Claude now, at least for a month.

Additionally, first I thought I liked Gemini, but I'm not interested in an AI that can't remember a conversation. Chat-GPT could at least do that.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) (4 children)

So what you're saying is, I can block a toxic community, but I am still forced to see when they post the same post again somewhere else.

Ugh. Can I just block literally every post with a certain word in it? Also every comment with that same word?


Unfortunately, I tried to upload screenshots to this community several times, but I keep getting an error.

Me: How do I view carbon output Civ VI

Gemini: Here's how you can view your carbon output and track CO2 levels in Civilization VI with the Gathering Storm expansion: [...]

Me: What is the ideal CO2 level in Civ VI

Gemini: Unfortunately, there is no single "ideal" CO2 level in Civ VI. Here's why: [...] Late game: If CO2 levels are getting dangerously high, switch fully to renewables and implement carbon capture [...]

Me: How do I know when they are getting high

Gemini: Recognizing when someone is getting high is a complex issue. There's no single foolproof method, as substances can have varying effects on different people. Here's a breakdown of things to look for [...]

Me: We were literally JUST talking about Civ VI CO2 levels. I thought you could remember shit from one post to another. I'm putting this on Lemmy

Gemini: You are totally right! I apologize for the major misinterpretation. That's definitely a slip-up on my part. Here are a few things that could have gone wrong:

  • Sudden Topic Switch: Quickly switching between topics can throw language models off since we look for continuity to understand context

[OP's note: No I effing didn't switch topics.]

  • Ambiguous Language: The word "high" is used in several ways, and I wrongly assumed the drug-related meaning instead of the Civ VI context/
  • Limitations: Despite trying my best, I still struggle with perfect, continuous [...]

I blocked [community]@lemmy.ml, and I use a script to block lemmy.ml results themselves. So [community]@lemmy.ml should never, ever show up on my feed. Yet here it is due to a crosspost to [email protected]. This is madness.


I blocked [community]@lemmy.ml, and I use a script to block lemmy.ml results themselves. So [community]@lemmy.ml should never, ever show up on my feed. Yet here it is due to a crosspost to [email protected]. This is madness.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

I may be the only person who knows why you said that.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

Japanese media is stupid too, Pokémon especially. South Park even commented on that when it was new. So it was stupid against stupid.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Not all the pointing people are old memes.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

I can already hear it in my head.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

I don't know, The Joker used to be written to be funny, and DC keeps trying to strip that away from him.



What the heck is with the "-er" suffix?

"I'm a witcher."

"What does a witcher do?"

"I ~~create~~ ~~watch~~ ~~catch~~ ~~breed~~ ~~f***~~ hunt witches."

"I'm a birder."

"What does a birder do?"

"I ~~create~~ ~~catch~~ ~~hunt~~ ~~breed~~ ~~f***~~ watch birds."

"Actually I think several of those could apply..."

I think the confusing-ass formula is this:

A [word1]er is a [word2]er of [word1]s.

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Housemate: Question. Why is Friday evening the end of Friday but, Christmas Evening is the beginning of Christmas?

Me: Technically there are two. "Christmas eve" and "Christmas Eve". That's not counting the third one, where "Christmas" refers to the season instead of the day(s), meaning there are many Christmas eves but only one Christmas Eve.


Couldn't figure out which community this pun belonged in most.


Wouldn't it be cheating? Just asking the important questions.


This is the art I received for my main character.

In a space-age afterlife where your body (and some relevant aspects of your mind) is determined by what your psyche wants, Chris Foster becomes a very young child again so they can deal with trauma. Here they choose the name "Solemn" and embark on their personal journey of self-discovery, mental health tools, and what it means to have real, loving family for the first time.

But when political activists kill off the seraphs (the afterlife's demigod social workers and keepers of the peace) it is up to Solemn— who for non-convoluted reasons has become a seraph themself— and their newfound family and others who will fight to restore the compassion and dignity of this afterlife.

My novel is in its third draft and it's super rich and I love to talk about it any chance I get. Ask questions or offer to look at the public draft, please! 💙

submitted 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I was trying to change my primary YouTube/Google account while still holding onto my Movies & TV purchases.

  1. You can't change the email address associated with your YouTube account or Google Play Movies & TV purchases.
  2. You can't transfer your purchases to a new Google account.
  3. There is a way to create a Google Play family account, but it's so buried and un-obvious that it takes search engine research to accidentally discover that this is an option.
  4. Once you create your family account, apparently some purchases can't be shared due to how they were paid for years ago.
  5. When you try to share many stated-as-"eligible" purchases with the family by using the toggle, it errors, and a refresh shows that it never shared. I used Firefox, Edge, no VPN, and no adblocker. Tons of attempts. Nothing. No fix.
  6. Google has no proper support channel.
  7. If you try to remove the family account and host it under the Google account that owns all the purchases in hopes that they will now work, you will discover that none of the accounts can join a family plan again for 12 fucking months.

Lesson: Don't ever buy your shit through Google Play. Put your pirate hat on.


I didn't read the books.

Prisoner of Azkaban— and to a lesser extent Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire— had a necessary mix of whimsy, humor, color, and charm, and also seriousness/darkness. The series should have stayed that way.

But then first they sucked out the literal color, then the literal light, then the happiness out of the movies. By the time I saw the earliest part of Deathly Hollows, I just stopped caring. Every moment became joyless and hard to watch.

If there's no more discovery of the whimsy of the wizarding world, no more wonderment, no more seeing characters be just plain likeable, why do I care anymore? The series slowly became about friends being jealous and petty, people being double-agents, and about death and loss.

I had to read a summary of the events of Deathly Hollows, because I couldn't subject myself to 4 more hours of misery after the latter two-thirds of Half-Blood Prince. Now I'm just going to enjoy the full LEGO Harry Potter collection game.


A lot of music— especially metal— is known for having lyrics that sound cool and evoke a specific feeling but that don't actually have any coherence. Creek Mary's Tears tells a specific message; but for the most part Nightwish's lyrics don't.

I feel like it's wasted potential. After listening to Two for Tragedy over and over today, I feel like this song could have been way better if it actually told a story instead of just sounded nice. I understand the principle that having vague lyrics can leave songs open to interpretation, but I feel like a lot of these— like Nightwish— don't really have the right words to provide a lot of room for meaningful interpretation.

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